Wreck Mail: 1899 (July 30) Envelope from Frankfort, U.S.A. to the U.S. Naval Station in Cavite, damaged by water with consequent stains and stamp washed off showing small part of dispatch cds, struck with three-line cachet “DAMAGED MAIL/off S.S. MorganCity/Manila P.I, 9-19-99” in violet, San Francisco transit ds on back; one of only five surviving covers reported; ex Santangelo.
Note: The troopship “Morgan City” left San Francisco on August 10th and went down off at Innosimo in the southeast coast of Japan. All persons were saved, but the mail could not be removed during the sinking, being later salvaged by divers.
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